Bailey received her Bachelor’s Degree in Instrumental Music Education from Furman University in Greenville, SC. She participated in numerous musical ensembles there, including the Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Symphony Orchestra, Marching Band, Basketball Band, Brass Quintet, Woodwind Quintet, and Chamber Choir.
Bailey began taking voice lessons from Hal McIntosh while in high school and continued to study with him for the duration of her college years. While at Furman, Bailey worked as section leader in the choirs of Christ Episcopal Church in Greenville. During the summer months she became involved with Canoeing for Kids - a non-profit organization providing free canoeing and kayaking experiences for under-privileged children.
Bailey returned to the Columbia area in 2004 and received her Master’s of Music Performance degree with emphasis on french horn from the University of South Carolina in 2006. She began her involvement with St. Stephens Lutheran Church in 2004 as the assistant children’s choir director and eventually became the Music Director.
The mission of St. Stephen's Evangelical Lutheran Churchis to grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through Worship, Learning, Witness, Service and Stewardship. Our calling is to be individually and collectively a redemptive people of God's love in the world.